Community Arts Learning Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,364
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Kathryn Van Wert
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
In Progress
Start Date
May 2018
End Date
November 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
St. Louis
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017 Regular Session, chapter 91, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,364
Other Funds Leveraged
$636
Direct expenses
$3,000
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Specific, measurable outcomes that will result from this class include: -12-15 students will complete the entire 12 weeks of the course. -Each student will produce at least one polished piece of creative nonfiction -At least 90% of students will report that they now have the tools they need to continue writing after the class. -At least 90% of students will report that their class was an empowering experience. -At least 90% of students will report that they feel more connected to an artistic community after taking their class. -At least 90% of students will report that they feel more able to imagine the world from another's perspective after taking their class. The Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop has developed an evaluation process for prison-based creative writing courses that I will utilize in this class. Dr. Sharon Preves, a Professor of Sociology at Hamline who specializes in program metrics, developed MPWW's evaluation forms. Students provide both qualitative and quantitative feedback. Students are asked to rank measures from 1 to 10, such as: -I feel that I now have the tools I need to continue writing after this class. -This class was an empowering experience for me. -I feel more connected to an artistic community after taking this class. -I feel more able to imagine the world from another's perspective after taking this class.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Community Arts Learning Grant

Project Details

Transformative creative writing education at Moose Lake State Prison

Project Manager
First Name
Kathryn
Last Name
Van Wert
Organization Name
Kathryn Van Wert
State
MN
Phone
(218) 726-8750
Email
kathryn.van.wert@gmail.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Adam Guggemos: graphic designer, art events promoter; Michelle Ronning: jewelry designer and maker; Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Moira Villiard: visual artist, Cultural Programming Coordinator at American Indian Community Housing Organization; Jeanne Doty: Retired Associate Professor UMD Music, pianist; Amber Burns: choreographer, dancer, actor, middle school art teacher; Margaret Holmes: visual artist, poet, and former Children's Theatre employee; Tammy Mattonen: visual artists, co-founder of Crescendo Youth Orchestra; Kayla Schubert: Native American craft artist, writer, employee at MacRostie Art Center; Ariana Daniel: mixed media artist, arts instructor; Emily Fasbender: student liaison, visual artist

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Amber Burns: choreographer, dancer, actor, middle school art teacher; Kathy Neff: musician, Director, Fine Arts Academy at the University of Minnesota-Duluth; Richard Hansen: Executive Director, Duluth Superior Film Festival; Kayla Schubert: Native American craft artist, writer, employee at MacRostie Art Center; Ariana Daniel: mixed media artist, arts instructor; Karissa Isaacs: curator of Tweed Museum at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No